I never in a million years thought that La-Z-Boy would appeal to me, images of beer-bellied sports addicts parked on recliners spring to mind… However, Todd Oldham seems to be changing the face of La-Z-Boy with a fresh new generation of furnishings for the home. Interestingly enough, some of the collection is sold online at Target, another surprise because I would have never made the connection had I not bumped into it last night while surfing the Target site.
I came across this eye-catching wood accent table which combines the soft look of bamboo veneer with a darling leaf cutout pattern (on 5 sides) and the modern shape of a cube, topped with a plate of tempered glass for a solid, see-through surface that you can place a lamp on. It’s not exactly a bargain find, but at $299.99, it is worth considering since it would make a lovely accent piece to your home.
I’m nuts about the color and shape of this green apple button-tufted ottoman
($329.99), but those sharp legs scare me a little, I’m not sure if I like them… What do you think?
I am sooo lovin’ these Kate storage ottomans
though, great legs (349.99), also nice in pepper
(if only I could find a convertible sofa in this great pepper color, I’d be in heaven).
(images from target)
Based in Philadelphia, Joanne Hudson has been designing and installing kitchens for over 17 years and outfitting her designs with highest quality in kitchen accessories, tableware, wooden bowls, linens, utensils, even appliances! Visit her online store to view more.
(images from Joanne Hudson)
The talented Loobylu is Claire Robertson, an Australian illustrator and toy designer that I found via Flickr. You can learn more about Claire and her work on her blog or visit the fabulous whipup where she is a contributor. In addition to whipup, Claire also contributes at Ready Made . I hope you enjoy learning more about the lovely Miss Claire as much as I did. What do you guys think about her illustrations, paintings and dolls? I’m speechless, it’s amazing sometimes to ponder the sheer amount of talent that exists in this world.
(images from Claire Robertson)
You’re always running around, so why not your dinnerware? I saw these cuties at Fishs Eddy and thought you’d approve. The running tray ($22) and matching mug (9.50) will keep you on schedule. Available online at Fishs Eddy.
Related posts: 3/8/06
(images from fishs eddy)
Do you look to Flickr for inspiration? I hadn’t thought to peek at the photos sets of others until recently, when decor8 reader Emy turned me on to it by linking me to one of her favorite sets. It didn’t take me long to realize how addictive flickr really is – what a goldmine of talent exists there, open to all to enjoy. You can locate thousands of amazing photos from talented souls all over the globe, photos that spark your creativity and make you smile. I encourage you to get out there and surf Flickr and if you want to join the community, open your own Flickr account and share bits of your life with others. It’s also a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family around the world if you don’t have time to maintain a blog. Just post photos with a few comments and send the link to your friends. Here’s some detailed information about how to get the most out of Flickr.
If anyone reading has photo sets that they’d like to share, please post your Flickr link below by clicking on comments.
psst: I found a talented doll maker and painter from Australia on Flickr, I’ll be back to share with you shortly, so stay tuned.
(image from flickr)
Mark you calendars!
If you crave some fresh air and sunshine, then head on over the South End Open Market on the next clear weekend to shop with the locals and browse the wares from 80 vendors featuring handcrafted accessories, housewares, art, antiques and of course, flowers and food.
Opening weekend is May 20 and 21 from 10am – 5pm. Then, they’ll be open every Sunday thereafter through October 29, excluding holiday weekends (directions). Don’t miss it!
psst: If you are interested in participating as a vendor, click here.
TIP: Don’t miss their Tournament of Tarts on Sunday, June 18th. Y-U-M!
[updated 4/24@ 5:35 p.m. – Chris called from South End Open Market to let decor8 readers know that on May 21 + 22 they are actually having 120 vendors since it’s opening weekend! Great news, thanks for calling in, Chris!]
Thanks Michelle for writing in!
(images from south end open market)